2019-11-07 E-Edition

Carman-Ainsworth High School Marching Band returns to State Championship

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth High School Blue Brigade Marching Band saved its best performance for the Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship on Nov. 2 at Ford Field. While the marching band ended the competition in 9th place, the performance garnered loud applause from the audience and praise from the judges. “The Blue Brigade members should be proud […]

Census Bureau discusses changes coming in 2020

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township wants to get the word out early about the 2020 Census coming up in April to help improve its chances of receiving federal grant money. Emily Varney, with the U.S. Census Bureau, told the township Board of Trustees and audience members at Monday’s meeting that the census, which is constitutionally mandated to be performed every […]

Officer retiring after 25 years with police department

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Officer Thomas Rye retired Oct. 30 and was honored at Monday’s Flint Township Board of Trustees meeting. Rye served as an officer for 25 years and was awarded a proclamation for his service by township Supervisor Karyn Miller and his badge and an engraved pistol by Chief Kevin Salter as Flint Township police officers […]

Tenant, landlord locked in dispute over heat

Woman refuses to move to allow repairs

FLINT TWP. — Seventy-five-year-old Annie Moss has been sitting in her apartment with no heat for the past couple of weeks, trying to stay warm by bundling up in blankets and running two space heaters and two warming fans. The management at West Court Ranches apartments, 4233 W. Court St. in Flint Township, says they have been prepared to move […]

JROTC program growing at Genesee Career Institute

GENESEE COUNTY — Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) may be a path for many into the military after high school, but it is also a proven way to instill leadership, team building and self-discipline among its young recruits. The JROTC is in its third year at the Genesee Career Institute, G-5081 Torrey Rd., and the ranks of the program […]

In brief

Holiday lights fundraiser FLUSHING — Flushing City Parks and Recreation is accepting donations for its Holiday Lights Trail Walk along the Riverview Trail, which will be held during the Flushing Candlewalk on Dec. 5 and 6. Items to donate include working Christmas lights, inflatables, extension cords etc. Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours at Starline Kitchen and […]

Maureen LaFontaine, auto matriarch and philanthropist, died October 28

FLINT — When Maureen LaFontaine walked through one of her family’s dealerships in the LaFontaine Automotive Group, you could feel her presence as she talked with employees and addressed many of them by name. That’s the kind of relationship she shared with so many people, and why there was such a sense of loss at her unexpected passing on Monday, […]

New facility to provide services to GM

FLINT TWP. — Construction of a new facility that provides “upfitting” services to the General Motors assembly plant is planned in Flint Township. Ground Effects, which provides automotive accessories, plans to build a new 100,7450-squarefoot facility on a 25.18- acre site at the east side of Van Slyke Road, between West Bristol and West Hemphill roads. Completed vehicles will be […]

Board approves purchase of new fire truck

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday approved spending $496,521.71 for a 2020 Sutphen Monarch Pumper fire truck. Fire Chief Tomas Stadler said the new truck will replace a 1996 KME and 1991 Pierce Pumper Fire Truck, both of which are past the recommended 20-year service life for fire apparatus. According to Stadler, the purchase is in […]